Luann by Greg Evans and Karen Evans for July 11, 2021

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    lvlax  almost 3 years ago

    With this story arc now officially over, I thought we could take a Final Tally onhow people feel about it’s resolution.

    If you dislike that Bets and Gunther are back together… type the letter (A)

    If you like that Bets and Gunther are back together… type the letter (B)

    If you could care less about either of them… type the letter ©

    Feel free to add any comments you like next to your vote. =-) LOL

    Thanks!

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    Namrepus  almost 3 years ago

    When he does get it working, he’ll find that he only remembers how to play “Chopsticks” and “Heart and Soul.”

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    Templo S.U.D.  almost 3 years ago

    Better return it to Fred, Frank.

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    beb01  almost 3 years ago

    Greg is so old that he remembers when software came with manuals. I don’t think any software today comes with a manual.

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    Terminal Frost Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    That Keyboard would likely default to piano as the first sound. They all do. Those type.

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    Rhetorical_Question   almost 3 years ago

    Is Fred a professional Musician? BTW, Frank has friends?

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    Airman  almost 3 years ago

    Monday: Bernice and Nil get invited to the Pagoda of Love.

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    pamanddante214  almost 3 years ago

    Storyline will all resume come monday.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    The Gunther/ Bets three week story arc is over.

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    Joe1962 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Frank says he remembers how to play the keyboard. I don’t think so.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I should loan him my Korg SV1 – 88 or my Korg R – 3…

    That thing in front of Frank would scare an airline pilot.

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    Rhetorical_Question   almost 3 years ago

    Frank as a young man, played in a band.

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    ImDaRealAni  almost 3 years ago

    Well, just don’t touch any buttons except the power one. It shouldn’t change anything from the default.

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    lvlax  almost 3 years ago

    I had a bunch of electric piano/keyboards growing up. Started with the Casio VL-Tone. LOL

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    GeorgeInAZ  almost 3 years ago

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    Caldonia  almost 3 years ago

    Frank has a friend? I wish he’d show up in the comic someday. Fred Fred Fred Fred!

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    Sisterdame  almost 3 years ago

    D – if you just want people to stop moaning

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    ibukerules  almost 3 years ago

    A – but the story arc was lots of fun, not like a soap opera. I don’t mind all of the gory psychological details being left out. I can supply plenty by myself. Tiff was a blast. Gunther was true, and I bet Bets (who on the surface is unlikeable to an old fogey like me) is representative of many young adults these days. AND I liked the banter of the readers much better than usual.

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    comic reader 22  almost 3 years ago

    Frank has trouble with the buttons in the car. How is he supposed to be able to work an electric keyboard?

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    kenhense  almost 3 years ago

    Frank has a problem with the instructions for this piano. No wonder – the instructions were probably written by some guy in Bangladesh who was paid $200. In the next year or two, if Frank wants to watch a new flatscreen or IPhone, he will have to find a geek to help him get started.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Frank has a lot to remember. But I’m sure he will be able to do something for the end of the day if he keeps trying.

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    Brdshtt Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    That thing probably has several demo tunes stored in it. Go ahead, Frank – just sit in front of it with your fingers just above the keys, put it in “demo” mode, and make it look good. And, now the really good advice: do not take requests.

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    BlitzMcD  almost 3 years ago

    I feel his pain with those keyboards.

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    Vilyehm  almost 3 years ago

    Frank freaked out when he tried to watch that Star Trek episode where the woman unrolls her keyboard.

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    drewpamon  almost 3 years ago

    Seriously all that other stuff is just extra, just turn it on and it’ll play like a piano.

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    David Huie Green YouSupportWhatYouDoNotOppose  almost 3 years ago

    Hit a key, any kee. Hit another. Keep hitting them until you get a melody, Declare success and call it a day.

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    Ignatz Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    They’re actually WAY simpler than they used to be. Just pick a preset, and the first one is always “piano.”

    But no – it doesn’t just come back. Even if you remember how, your fingers won’t do that anymore.

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    BradFilippone  almost 3 years ago

    It’s good that we have these Sunday strips so that we can actually see the title character once in a while.

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    Ellis97  almost 3 years ago

    It’s gonna take years of practice to rock out on that keyboard

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    GerryRoss  almost 3 years ago

    Next time, get a Mellotron.

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    luann1212  almost 3 years ago

    It’s like yesterday that I bought my now mid- thirties daughter one if those keyboards.

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    fuzzmoz  almost 3 years ago

    Psst, Frank! You got this! Ode to Joy, right hand only, middle finger on E. It’ll come back. Like riding a bicycle.

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    Ken Otwell  almost 3 years ago

    That gives a whole new meaning to “computer keyboard.”

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    ctolson  almost 3 years ago

    The O/I switch is for the power, after that just start punching buttons while you hold down a key and go to town when you have sound.

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    jrankin1959  almost 3 years ago

    Very important – the three slide controls on the left operate the transporter… you’re not ready for that yet.

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    Thorby  almost 3 years ago

    WOW! That keyboard has more “juice” than a Moog synthesizer! ( I know; I’m dating myself. What can I say? I’m an O.G.!)

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    KEA  almost 3 years ago

    too true

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Oh yeah?

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    ILK  almost 3 years ago

    Frank is going to find as I did that after years of work, sports and various other stupid things his fingers may no longer move well enough to play an instrument. I think older people who can play the piano are one’s who never stopped.

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    tremaine53  almost 3 years ago

    The jury is ‘out’. I have to see whether any of the players involved in this arc are changed, positively, from this experience, moving forward. If not, they’re just a buncha pratfalling numskulls.

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    docforbin  almost 3 years ago

    Keith Emerson Frank ain’t. :-P

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    raybarb44  almost 3 years ago

    Heck with the instructions. Start by plugging it in, turning it on and jamming like your life depends on it. Rock on Dad…..

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    w16521  almost 3 years ago

    That manual is the size of a textbook.

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    ScarletFire1  almost 3 years ago

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    Mayor Snorkum  almost 3 years ago

    Relax, Frank. Just turn the thing on—if you can find the button—and it’ll probably default to the “piano” voice. Don’t pay any mind to all those bells and whistles. In any case, you’ll try “Chopsticks” and maybe the melody to a Beatles song, then you’ll turn it off when you remember you were never any good on the piano.

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    DG  almost 3 years ago

    B, but with a little A. While I do like Bets and Gun, as they are opposites and help each other out in areas lacking in their personalities. Bets is outgoing and popular, pulling Gunther out of his bubble, go to cosplays, be part of the instragram following. Bets helps Gun socially. Gun provides Bets with security and stability. While I am glad they got back together, I dislike how they got back together. Nothing got resolved, there was no closure. Bets did not talk to Gun willingly. She was tricked by Tiffany. If it wasn’t for the pagoda of peace, Bets would still be ghosting Gun. Bets did not resolve anything on her own, thus she had no growth. I did like the long term dream Bets had with Gunther and the children going into old age. The whole make-up scenario was just too fast. I really wish at the end when Gun got lost in the McMansion, and returned right after the missed call, he walked away from Bets and told her that he needed to think about all of this to decide what he would like.

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    Decepticomic  almost 3 years ago

    I never thought I’d be so happy to see a Sunday strip, but after weeks of that dumb storyline, this is a breath of fresh air.

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    synth.virtuoso  almost 3 years ago

    Just wait until he gets into modular synthesis.

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    ElJorro  almost 3 years ago

    Time flies like an arrow.

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    Uncle Bob  almost 3 years ago

    My daughter has one. I can make it bark like a dog…

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    AndreaR  almost 3 years ago

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    Droptma Styx  almost 3 years ago

    The manual’s only that big because it’s in seventeen languages.

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    mfought  almost 3 years ago

    dont care whatever that symbol was

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    OneTime59  almost 3 years ago

    Face the music, Frank, it’s not 1956, anymore.

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    bakana  almost 3 years ago

    I got one of those a few years back.

    Still can’t actually Play the darn thing. Maybe if I Practiced?

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    Laurie Stoker Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Cover up the top portion except to turn it on. Then play the white and black keys. Best way to start!

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    Sisyphos  almost 3 years ago

    What Frank meant was, he remembers how to play a piano. He’s not up to speed with an electronic keyboard—especially the electronic part!

    Oh, well, doesn’t really matter in the Grand Scheme of things….

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    calliarcale  almost 3 years ago

    Don’t panic! You mostly will need the manual for doing fancy MIDI stuff. For basic playing it like a piano, just turn it on and then bring up the volume; the default “voice” will almost certainly be piano. Work on getting your “chops” back before you try to get fancy with the sequencer and stuff. ;-)

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    TSAlleycat  almost 3 years ago

    Manual? How quaint…

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